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Ironman Adult Hockey Tournament

March 13-15, 2020

Four games in three days – can you handle it?

Tournament Contact

Eric Besse


Phone: 763.717.3210 Cell: 763.226.3739

Cheryl Blaker


Phone: 763.717.3229 fx: 763.785.3660

Remember the days when it was nothing to play multiple games over a tournament weekend? It's time to relive the glory at the Ironman Adult Hockey Tournament.

Click on the sections below to learn more.

Tournament Features

  • Four game guarantee
  • Round-robin format for most divisions
  • Championship game
  • Three 17-minute running time periods
  • Awards to each division champion
  • Played at Super Rink, the largest ice arena in the world

Divisions Offered

  • A Division: very competitive, former junior, college or pro
  • B Division: fast and exciting division for players with advanced skills, just a bit older now, former high school, junior or college
  • C Division: fun and challenging, now older and just like to play, former high school or junior
  • D Division: fun division for teams with a little less experience
  • Women's A: very competitive, high level players
  • Women’s B: high school varsity, junior varsity, and college club experience
  • Women’s C: fun division for teams with novice skill abilities
  • ALL players must be 18 or older to play
  • Please have your players fill out their tournament waivers promptly. Their is a ranking system attached to the waivers that will allow your team to be matched with those at a similar competitive level. 

Game Start Times

  • Friday earliest start time is 5 p.m. and latest game start time is 10:30 p.m.
  • Saturday earliest start time is 8 a.m. and latest game start time is 10:15 p.m.
  • Sunday earliest start time is 8 a.m. and latest game start time is 4 p.m.

Tournament Fees

Tournament fees $725 per team full fee due at time of registration 
Please note: only teams are accepted, no individual applications.

No Refunds will be given if the team drops after Registration  Deadline

Tournament Rules

  • Four minute warm-up
  • Clock starts when Zamboni doors close. Be ready.
  • Three-17 minute running time periods.
    • Stop time will be used during the last two minutes of the third period if game is within 3 goals.
      • The team trailing is required to stop/start the clock during the final two minutes.
      • The home team is required to stop/start the clock if the game is tied.
    • Offsides: All players must tag up before entering the zone to play the puck
    • Red Line Icing
    • Penalties: Player must go to penalty box; time will start at the drop of the puck. Time will run during stoppage of play.
    • Three penalty rule. Any player receiving three penalties in one game will be removed for the remainder of the game.
    • No timeouts
    • The home team, listed on the top or the left side of the bracket will wear white
  • Teams are required to have similar jerseys all of the same color and all

Jerseys must have a number.

  • All players must have an Ironman Helmet Sticker visible on their helmet.
    • Players without a helmet sticker will be removed from the ice immediately
  • Rosters are frozen at team check-in.
    • Players may not be added to the roster after team check-in
  • No double rostering
    • Players may play for only one team. Exception: Goaltenders
  • No checking – all levels
    • Minor penalty assessed for checking infractions
    • Coincidental penalties – teams skate full strength
  • Slap Shots are allowed.
  • Fighting
    • 5 min major, game ejection, plus one game suspension
    • Instigator: A 2 minute penalty may be assessed to player who “started” the fight
  • Referees
    • Two officials are scheduled for all games
    • Players are not allowed to confront the officials
    • Unsportsmanlike behavior will not be tolerated.

Tournament Format

  • Round robin format will be used for all divisions
    • Teams will play Teams in their division and the top two teams based on points will advance to the Championship game.
      • Two pts for a win, 1 pt for a tie
  • Tie break procedure         
    • Head to head
    • Most wins
    • Fewest goals against
    • Goals scored
    • Most shutouts
    • Ironball
    • Coin toss
  • OVERTIME  (Semi-final, and Championship Games only)
    • Overtime will consist of a 5 min running time sudden death period of 4v4 hockey.
      • If still tied, OT will be followed by a three player shootout, visiting team shoots first.
      • If still tied, teams alternate with one shooter until an advantage is held. No player may shoot a second time until all players have shot once.

Registration Deadline

Registration deadline is February 2020 or when bracket fills.


NSC Fund For Play

The NSC Fund For Play is the contribution and donation arm of the National Sports Center Foundation. We are dedicated to improving the lives of Minnesota residents by creating programs and initiatives that support a diverse and engaged community. If you would like to make a donation to improve the health, well-being, and outlook of participants through access to sports and healthy, safe environments, please click HERE.

Thank you for considering!